Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Mentor to Marvin Mangus: William F. Walter

William F. Walter (American, 1904-1977)

A Washington DC native, William F. Walter was a respected designer, cartoonist, teacher, and painter during his lifetime. After completing his studies at the Corcoran School of Art, he continued his training under the instruction of Charles Hawthorne, W. Lester Stevens, Richard Meryman, and B. Baker.

Walter was member of the Society of Washington Artists; Landscape Club, Washington, DC; Washington Art Club; American Polar Society and Southern States Art League. His work was shown in numerous venues including: Harvard University, University of Iowa, Washington Art Club and various museum in the East and South. He also held a solo exhibit in New York City. He was awarded prizes for his work by the Landscape Club and US National Museum.

In addition to his busy painting and exhibition schedule, he completed a series of Arctic paintings for the Navy in 1946 and taught at the Abbott School of Art in Washington DC from 1951-1954.

William F. Walter

William F. Walter

William F. Walter

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